Have you ever……
Been carrying on a conversation and not hear a thing they say!
Start something and forget what you were doing?
Be in the middle of a thought and POOF!!! it just disappears?
Had so many thoughts that they just jumble together?
Walk into a room and wonder why?
You are NOT alone!! You are NOT crazy!! You are NOT going insane!
I hate when this happens because it makes me feel ignorant at times. I have good days and bad days. I have learned to write EVERYTHING down. The biggest lie you can tell yourself is that you will remember something.
There are a few major things that can cause memory loss.
- Lack of Quality sleep
- Vitamin Deficiencies
- Medical Problems
Keep Forgetting Things: When You Should Be Concerned
If memory problems are new to you or they’re getting worse, it’s a sign you need to see your doctor. If the problem isn’t getting worse, make sure it’s not your medications. Then focus on getting seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Watch your diet too if you’re forgetting things lately. Foods that are good for your brain include walnuts, pistachios, and blueberries.
Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of exercise. Research shows aerobic exercise helps your brain forge new connections and even make new nerve cells. Make sure you’re getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three or four days a week.
Brain Healthy Habits:
- Exercise (especially aerobic exercise)
- Mediterranean diet (lots of plants)
- 7+ hours of sleep nightly
- Learn a second language or a new skill
- Limit alcohol
- Don’t smoke
- Reduce the amount of sugar in your diet
- Protect your head from injury
- Check your hearing. Hearing loss can worsen brain function
- Get outside in nature more. Give your brain a rest.
Hang in there and hope this helps!